Published on April 9, 2019

Ephraim McDowell Health sponsoring free health screenings on May 1

April 9, 2019 – Danville, Kentucky – Ephraim McDowell Health is sponsoring free health screenings at the Mercer County Extension Office.  The screenings will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on May 1.

Health screenings that will be offered are cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, stroke risk and take-home colorectal cancer screening kits (over age 50).  After the screenings are complete, participants will have the opportunity to discuss their results with a licensed health professional.

Participants should not eat 12 hours prior to their screening if they would like to have the blood test that gives them a full lipid panel.  This gives the participant detailed information including their HDL, LDL, triglycerides and glucose. Medications except for diabetic medications may be taken with water.

Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are recommended.  To schedule an appointment, please call (859) 734-4378.  The screenings are open to the public for anyone 18 years and older. 

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